Dead Practices by Shells Walter
print ebook, kindle eds
$1.00 off of every print edition goes to support Sea Shepard Conservation Society
Shells Walter started writing when she was about 11-years-old. First came poetry. As a person at one time who was shy and had trouble communicating with others, Shells put her poetry into a diary--mostly dark poetry at first that even scared the school she was attending into thinking she might do something awful.
As it turns out, Shells continued with her writing since she picked up her first story by Edgar Allen Poe at the same age. She became enthralled with Horror writing and soon developed a much needed taste for it. Later on Science Fiction followed, along with other genres. Today she still writes stories, flashes, micros, screenplays, plays, novels and novellas. She also freelance writes for a living.
Her interests include learning more about Jack the Ripper. Shells has a few novellas coming soon. And she doesn't plan on slowing down anytime in the future.
Shells, welcome to the blog.
What is your most rewarding experience during the writing process?
I believe it is when I fall in love with my characters. If you don't love your characters, how can you finish the rest of your story?
Tell us about Dead Practices, your latest book. Is it available in print and e-book formats?
Dead Practices is about a lawyer, but not just any lawyer but a zombie lawyer or what is considered a 'Zombie Citizen'.
Zombies have been converted into Zombie Citizens so that they can live with regular people, IE humans. But someone wants to change the zombies back to the way they were, and possibly take over anything they can. The hitch- it is a client of Jerrod's.
Jerrod and his friend, a police officer named Rusty who is also a Zombie Citizen, try and stop this craziness from happening through a wild adventure that also includes a lot of super-glue.
It is for sale as print on sonar4publications.com, soon to be on other online retail stores such as Barnes and Nobles, Amazon and others. EBook on Sonar4 Publications.com and also on sale at the Kindle Store for Amazon.
How did Dead Practices compare to writing Bite This or Justice Served. Was it more challenging to write than the others? If so, why?
Dead Practices was a fun journey into the world of zombies with a twist, actually making them do what humans do and have human jobs. Justice Served was more of a chase after someone who was killing with a religious twist, Bite This was with vampires and a priest, with a twist on vampires and religion. I don't think Dead Practices was as challenging because there was less research for this one compared to the others.
How does your environment/upbringing color your writing?
I was shy as a kid based on events that occurred around me. As time went on there were situations or other things that influenced me. All that goes into my writing as a release and it's amazing on what kind of stories one can create. I think a lot of writers do this. For me it becomes almost a diary format.
After hours of intense writing, how do you unwind?
I watch movies, read, spend time with my family, and work on volunteer things, read comics. But I don't always find writing intense, since most of the time it is such a joy to be able to do it.
Any current projects?
Currently working on a project with Jessica Weiss and Matt Nord based on a short story of mine. It will be a 3 part novella project where each of us do one novella , putting them all together to form three separate novellas but all coming together for the same theme.
Also, at the time this interview comes out, the sale will be already started, but I'm an onshore volunteer for Sea Shepard Conservation Society and am currently working on a fundraiser to support them via having people donate things such as services or products.
The Sea Shepard Conservation Society helps marine animals and the oceans. They give a voice to the animals who can't speak for themselves and they protect the laws that are there to help the animals and the oceans and non-violently protest those that break the laws. They are located here http://www.seashepherd.org/ .
The timing couldn't be better with the diaster in the Gulf.Where can folks learn more about your books and events?
People can go to my website at http://www.shellswalter.com/. I'm also on facebook where a lot of information is posted as well.
Shells, thanks for dropping by and we wish you the best of sales with your zombies.
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